Tag: production

He wants to become the tomato king

AgribusinessTV October 3, 2016 977 No Comments

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Jean Marie KAMENI is senior technician in agricultural entrepreneurship. He came out of agricultural school as a laureate in 2015 and ventured into tomato production. Jean Marie is not cultivating tomato like everybody else in his region. He brought in his own technique of planting vertically, and it has proven to be

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Yorossi builds his dreams on family farming

AgribusinessTV September 14, 2016 772 No Comments

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Yorossi KOUHOUN manages a family farm of 30 hectares. He produces cotton, sorghum, millet, maize and groundnut. “It’s on agriculture that I rely to dream bigger. And for this, I work. By working, we are sure to get money and able to meet our needs,” says Yorossi.

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Taking over the abandoned family farm

AgribusinessTV September 5, 2016 926 No Comments

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Hawaou Mariko, holds a degree in enterprise management. In 2014, she takes over the abandoned family farm, and makes it a diversified agricultural enterprise. After completing her studies, Hawaou did not want to look for a job. She wanted to be an entrepreneur. With a loan from her father, she started farming on the f

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Maths teacher and farmer

AgribusinessTV September 2, 2016 2134 No Comments

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Francis Wendpanga IMA is the director of the college of Bagré (Centre-East of Burkina). He is also involved in crop and livestock farming, as well as the transformation of rice. The fact that Francis is employed by the government did not prevent him from investing into agriculture. His colleagues in teaching see him a

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A woman in man’s universe of crop production

AgribusinessTV August 19, 2016 918 No Comments

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Daniele NDA holds a degree in banking and finance. Since 2006, she has created her enterprise specialised in crop production in Benin. Daniele started her activities on a family farm that was abandoned. But despite it being a family farm, her parents were not happy when she decided venture into farming. According to he

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Livestock farming started with a school loan

AgribusinessTV August 16, 2016 920 No Comments

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Hamado Bonkoungou, 40 years, works in an aviation company. In parallel, he runs a business of fattening big and small ruminants in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 2011, Hamado was forced to take 110 leave days from work. He found it long and was looking for something to do during that time. This is when heRead More

First steps of an agricultural enterprise

AgribusinessTV July 15, 2016 1625 No Comments

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After his studies in finance and enterprise management in Morocco, Abdoulaye COULIBALY returns to Mali and to venture into rice and vegetable farming. Abdoulaye has a passion for farming. According to him, it is profitable and he is convinced that agriculture can be a source for African development, in particular Mali,

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His dream to be a pig breeder

AgribusinessTV June 22, 2016 884 No Comments

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Alphonse Sié PALM, 32 years, business advisor in Ouagadougou, is involved pig production in his native village since he left University. With about a hundred pigs, he hopes to gradually make it his main activity. The history with the pigs goes back to his childhood. It’s a family activity that was limited to the pro

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Transforming moringa leaves into tea

AgribusinessTV June 3, 2016 1312 No Comments

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At Ouahigouya, in the north of Burkina Faso, Safiatou ROAMBA transforms moringa leaves into tea. At the beginning, Safiatou was looking for the leaves of moringa for her husband who was sick. This is how she discovered the virtues of moringa and decided to produce, transform and market this plant with multiple virtues.

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An accountant mutating into a farmer

AgribusinessTV May 12, 2016 906 No Comments

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Alain AYENA is an accountant since 2001 in a big company in Benin. In 2014, he decides to leave all and venture into agriculture. “About 10 years ago, I noticed that some lorries were leaving the north of Benin with cargos of tomatoes, chillies, and other vegetables. I have asked some people to know whether Read More